*I received a free copy of New Orleans Rush from Everafter Romance via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind
Published by Everafter Romance on 23 April 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse...
Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings...until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man's car.
Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician's assistant. A cool job for some, but Bea's been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She also maybe fantasizes about her boss's adept hands and what else they can do.
She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse, unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can't end that badly...right?
New Orleans Rush is a story about magic, trust, love, and perseverance. I enjoyed getting to know Huxley and Beatrice, as well as Huxley’s brothers Fox and Axel…
Story and Characters:
New Orleans Rush is about new beginnings. Letting go of the past. Through magic, art, and love. I enjoyed my first read by Siskind very much, and am very happy I got the chance to read an ARC of this story! Beatrice had been down on her luck for quite a while, but she never let go of her bubbly, happy personality. Huxley had also been down on his luck, but he rather closed himself off, dealt with is problems alone, and acted rather surly.
When the happy girl meets the surly magician, magic truly happens! New Orleans Rush included family relationships, friendship, and trying to live life to its fullest. Between the theater, magic, finding their way, and love, the characters carried the story, and the plot worked well, too.
Writing style :
New Orleans Rush is written in third person point of view, following Beatrice and Huxley rather closely. The pace is slow, but it suited the story very well.
A slow burn, with some uncertainties and heartache, New Orleans Rush was not a rush, but a good story that gave me feelings of happiness and want.
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